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Flooding in South Asia has killed over 1,200 people


While thousands of people are stranded in Texas after Hurricane Harvey decimated nearly 40,000 homes and killed at least 18 people, more than 1,200 have died from monsoon rains in South Asia.

Many international agencies like the United Nations are calling this year's flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal the worst in decades. All three countries have frequent flooding during the June-September monsoon season.

Rajan Kumar, a federal interior ministry official in New Delhi overseeing the rescue and relief operations, told Reuters that this past month at least 850 people have died in the flood-affected states.

"The second wave of floods led to widespread destruction," he told Reuters. "We will have to provide immediate rehabilitation aid to help millions affected directly."

In Nepal, Reuters reported that at least 150 people have died and 90,000 homes destroyed. Flooding in Bangladesh killed 134 people.

The U.N. reports that 41 million people have been affected by the flooding across South Asia. Twitter users expressed their condolences to the people suffering from the floods in South Asia.

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